Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 1, 2001
How do you have a loving church? A survey of 8,600 people from congregations in 39 different denominations measured their `love quotient’. The conclusion - growing churches are more loving to each other and to visitors than declining churches. Loving
Have you ever been to someone’s home for an evening party thinking that dinner was going to be served and you were mistaken? You arrive hungry only to realize it’s an open house with only a few finger foods or desserts on the table. You try to fill up on the finger foods, but they don’t satisfy.
Contributed by Jay Robison on Aug 30, 2004
It is clear from Acts 2 that the members of the early church depended on one another. They were unified and interconnected. As a church today, we depend on one another. We are a family. I depend on you for an example of holiness, for enthusiasm about what we are
Contributed by David Parks on Feb 24, 2005
The Message of the King
The year was 1930, and it was the year of the Naval Confer¬ence in London. King George was to address the opening session. Radio was in its infancy, but through this media the king’s message was to be carried around the world. Just before the king was to go on the air,
Contributed by Andrew Moffatt on Sep 24, 2009
After Pentecost, the Church, yes that’s who we call our group the Church, grew like the lilies of the field in Spring. Three thousand came to the Lord on the one day. As they came people would sell their possessions, not just small
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 30, 2010
DECLINE OF CHRISTIANITY IN AMERICA
North America is the only continent on earth where Christianity is not growing.
Only 17.5% of the population of the US attends church on a regular Sunday.
During the 1990’s there was a 19.4% decline in church attendance.
85% of churches in America are
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 8, 2012
HOW TO PROMOTE GOOD HEALTH IN INFANTS
A person who is "born again" starts a new life similar to that of a newborn infant. Seven rules that promote good health in babies can be adapted and applied to a Christian’s spiritual growth.
1. Daily Food. Take in the "pure milk of the word" through
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 28, 2012
A TRUE CHURCH FAMILY
Fred Sigle, preaching minister at Garfield Christian Church in Indianapolis tells about Mark Knutson. On August 28, 1993, he was diagnosed with an extremely aggressive form of cancer. When diagnosed, he was already in the late stages and was only given a short time to
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 14, 2013
RENT A FAMILY...?
I read a recent article about how people in Japan are so busy that older people can now rent a family. Here’s the quote: "In Japan, you can rent a family. Elderly Japanese who are isolated from their children by the frantic pace of modern life can rent a 'family' for lunch and
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 21, 2014
This week I read a story about a pastor traveling with a Brazilian seminary student. Along the way the pastor asked the student if he would like to stop for a cup of coffee. The student said, "I would be honored." So he swung into a Starbucks, went through the drive-thru.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 13, 2014
What we observe in that early community of Christians stands in stark contrast to the philosophy of Ayn Rand, who has been getting a lot of press lately. She is known for her belief in what she called Rational Egoism which translates Rational Self-Interest which she described as "The Virtue of
Contributed by Davon Huss on Jun 30, 2014
Ludwig Nommensen traveled to begin mission work with a tribe in southeast Asia. The village chief welcomed Ludwig and said, "You have 2 years to learn our customs and convince us you have a message worth hearing." After 2 years, the tribal leader asked the missionary how Christianity differs from
Catching The Flu is definitely dangerous! Perhaps you have read about the flu epidemic that swept the world in 1918? It killed 50 million people. One fifth of the world’s population. It spread rapidly because it was so contagious and people didn’t know what it was or how to prevent it.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 24, 2022
Ludwig Nommensen traveled to begin mission work with a tribe in southeast Asia. The village chief welcomed Ludwig and said, "You have 2 years to learn our customs and convince us you have a message worth hearing." After 2 years, the tribal leader asked the missionary how Christianity